Government of Canada announces talented and diverse group of new and renewed Canada Research Chairs
“Our government recognizes that when our institutions better reflect the diversity of Canada, science and research are stronger and their impacts on the lives of Canadians are more profound. I am encouraged to see improved equity, diversity and inclusion among our Canada Research Chairs and look forward to seeing how their unique perspectives will help shape a better future for us all. I would like to thank our universities for embracing research excellence and inclusion.”
– The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport
“The 2018 Canada Research Chairs are some of the most respected researchers whose backgrounds represent the diversity of Canada. Together with their Chair colleagues across the country, their contributions to research excellence across a wide variety of fields will benefit the quality of life for all Canadians and others around the world.”
–Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Chair, Canada Research Chairs Program Steering Committee
“Canada has built a strong research enterprise that supports talented researchers in all disciplines. By working together and using state-of-the-art equipment and labs, researchers are well positioned to advance knowledge and address some of the world’s most pressing concerns.”
– Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation
The Canada Research Chairs Program invests around $295 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.
With this announcement, there are now 1,836 Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada.
This announcement encompasses both the spring and fall 2018 competition rounds.
Chairholders achieve research excellence in engineering and natural sciences, health sciences and social sciences and humanities.
The Government of Canada invests in research excellence in the areas of health sciences, engineering, natural sciences and social sciences and humanities through its three research funding agencies: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
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